Mary Ellen Large, P.E., D.GE, Named ASCE OPAL Award Recipient for 2023

February 20, 2023
Pittsburgh, PA

Nicholson is pleased to announce that Client Care Manager Mary Ellen Large, P.E., D.G.E, was recently named one of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) award winners for 2023.

Each year, ASCE recognizes some of the most accomplished civil engineers in the industry. Ms. Large was recognized for her exceptional skills in management throughout her career.

“It’s the honor of a lifetime to be nominated by GeoInstitute friends and colleagues for this award,” said Large. “I am humbled and grateful for the many relationships and opportunities we’ve shared along the way.”

Ms. Large recently celebrated one year at Nicholson after previously serving as Director of Technical Activities for11 years at the Deep Foundations Institute. She also currently serves as the Executive Director of International Society for Micropiles.

“We are thrilled for Mary Ellen on this well-deserved honor,” said Jeff Grieder, President, Nicholson Construction. “In her time with us, she has already had a huge impact on our company. She has built strong relationships with our clients and is an advocate for our new employees. Mary Ellen continues to positively influence the industry – and we’re lucky she’s part of the Nicholson Team.”

The OPAL Awards will be officially presented this fall in Chicago.

About Nicholson Construction Company

Nicholson has been both a leader and an innovator in the geotechnical construction industry for more than 60 years. With regional offices across the country and headquarters located in Pittsburgh, Nicholson is a nationally renowned specialty contractor, offering proven expertise in the design and installation of deep foundation elements, earth retention systems and ground treatment solutions. We pride ourselves on our ability to consistently provide our clients with innovative, high-quality design-build options for projects of varying size and complexity. Nicholson is the North American subsidiary of Soletanche Bachy, one of the world's leading geotechnical contractors, and is part of a global network of unparalleled geotechnical resources and expertise.